The recent news that Konami was remastering two of the best entries in the Castlevania series - Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood - for PS4 got a lot of people quite excited in the world of Nintendo.
The initial Korean rating which leaked the news only mentioned a Sony version, but as is often the case, more formats are confirmed when the official announcement arrives. Needless to say, fingers were firmly crossed in Nintendo Life Towers (and all over the world, we'd wager) that a Switch version was also in the works.
However, it has since been revealed that Castlevania Requiem (for that is the name of the two-game collection) is a PS4 exclusive, due to the fact that Sony itself is involved with the remastering process.
Both titles will benefit from upscaled 1080p visuals, and PS4 Pro owners will even get crisp 4K. Filters have also been added, and there will be trophy support for those of you who like that kind of thing. Castlevania Requiem launches on 26th October, which makes it the perfect video game accompaniment for Halloween, and will cost $19.99.
According to Konami, PS4 owners can:
Relive the timeless classics like never before thanks to Konami's partnership with SIE Worldwide Studios to create these high-quality ports.
That's pretty clear to us - Sony and Konami have collaborated on this project and as such, it will remain exclusive to the PS4. We're guessing, but it may well be the case that Sony is doing all the heavy lifting here, and Konami has just signed off on the whole thing in between updating Super Bomberman R for the millionth time and producing tone-deaf Metal Gear spin-offs.
Still, it doesn't make the reality any less painful; SotN on Switch would have been utterly amazing. We guess we'll just have to return to our well-worn copies of Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles on the PSP for our portable 'vania fix, and lament the fact that Alucard's amazing adventure still isn't avaialble on a Nintendo system.